National Student Organizations

2019 DECA International Career Development Conference

The April 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC), nearly half of JWU's 59 DECA students finished among the top 10 within their competition fields while two were elected as national officers.



95+% JWU NSO students that have received a scholarship for their high school involvement
Active NSOs at JWU
2,600+ Active JWU NSO members
4,000+ NSO scholarships awarded last year


  • As a current member of a national student organization, you are eligible for a JWU NSO scholarship that may save you thousands in tuition payments.
  • Strengthen your personal and professional goals
  • Gain career knowledge and guidance as you develop your career path
  • Sharpen a mix of technical and personal skills with long-term career benefits
  • Attend leadership development conferences
  • Opportunities to hold CTSO leadership positions at the local, state and national levels
  • Travel and network with students and professionals from all over the country
  • Give back by getting involved in community service, an important part of JWU life

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Josie Wolfe and Daylan Torres at SkillsUSA

“NSO is like one big family. I love being a part of a group of young, talented, and driven individuals that back each other up,” says DAYLAN TORRES '20 (with JOSIE WOLFE). Daylan won the 2018 SkillsUSA Commercial Baking Championship + will represent the USA at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

Julia Clifford '19

Julia Clifford, from East Bridgewater, Mass., studied Hotel and Lodging Management. She was an active JWU DECA member of NSO since her freshman year and credits that involvement for her individual growth. Julia also served as the secretary of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, one of the largest hospitality organizations on campus. Julia credited her DECA involvement with helping to shape her professional career.

JWU NSO studen Julia Clifford

Savannah Bucher '19

Originally from Grand Junction, Colo., Savannah studied Operations and Supply Chain Management, pursuing both a career important to her and building a legacy upon student leadership at the collegiate level. In high school, she served four years with her local FBLA-PBL chapter, serving as a local officer for three years and a state officer for one. JWU’s inspirational leaders and legacy inspired her to continue her involvement while also providing a new community and “home away from home.” Savannah held an Executive Board position at JWU and used the opportunity to inspire others.

JWU NWO Student Savannah Bucher

Deleita Gyasi '18

Deleita, from Pawtucket, R.I., was a Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing major. Her JWU NSO involvement included competing DECA's Collegiate Leadership Academy (CLA) and International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Besides her involvement with NSO, she worked in retail for five years while in school, including TJX. Her goal is to become a stylist and work in production.

JWU NSO student Deleita Gyasi


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